[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: boqrat

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Wed Sep 23 09:23:44 PDT 2020

Thanks for the note. Here's a minor addition: the script of the episode
of 1997 also uses the hyphen in the name.

Am 23.09.2020 um 18:15 schrieb Steven Boozer:
> FWIW Keith R.A. DeCandido must have had the same thought and used *bok-rat* in his KRAD novel "Diplomatic Implausibility" (2001).  He included a note in his glossary:
> (DI glossary):  Food made from the liver of a *bok-rat*, apparently cooked to some degree, making it unusual among Klingon foods.
> By this time Okrand, however, had used the spelling *bokrat* in KGT (published 1997).
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> Am 23.09.2020 um 17:23 schrieb Steven Boozer:
>> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, September 23, 2020
>> Klingon word: boqrat
>> Part of speech: noun
>> Definition: *bokrat*, type of animal
> I have always wondered if that is a proper name, or if this is a kind of
> rat: a "bok-rat".
> Of course, having a Klingon word {boqrat} eliminates the idea of it being a "rat"like animal, but that Klingon spelling appeared after the script was written.
> Does anyone have closer information?
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Lieven L. Litaer
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